CLAY COUNTY PLANNER September 11, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Clay County Planner

CRADLES hosting parent training

CRADLES of Clay County ó Brazil Site, 413 S. Walnut St. ó will host two parent training sessions on Tuesday.

The first session is 4 to 5 p.m.; the second, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The sessions will teach how to make decisions ahead of time on what rules are non-negotiable and what areas of parenting you can stay flexible when focusing on your childís success. Maintaining consistency while keeping in mind development, organization, attention and competence building are some aspects that will be discussed in this training.

Power of the Community

This yearís Power of the Community event will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at North Clay Middle School. The event benefits Clay County programs through the United Way.

There will be samplings from area restaurants and caterers, as well as raffles and live and silent auctions. Tickets are available at Terre Haute Savings Bank and Riddell National Bank.

Yard sale food program

There will be a community yard sale to benefit the Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program from 8 a.m. to at least 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds on S.R. 59 South.

Items may be dropped off at the fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The public can donate items they no longer want or need. People can then purchase the items at the price they are able to donate to the food program. Nothing has a price, organizers say. If people need the items, and cannot afford a donation, then the items are free. Fourteen vendors will be on hand. Breakfast and lunch items will also be available. For more information, see the Facebook page, Yard Sale to Benefit Clay County Youth Food Delivery Program.

Benefit for Hoffmann family is Saturday

There will be a silent auction and entertainment event for the Hoffmann Family from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Bad Apple Saloon in Cory.

Rob Hoffmann is undergoing treatment for cancer and the financial impact has been significant on the family. All proceeds will go to the family.

Entertainment will be provided by Nic Strain, Dyland Raymond and the John Mark Leach band (Pinnacle) at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door, and a pulled pork dinner with choice of two sides and drink will be available for $10. There will also be a silent auction.

For more information or ways to donate, contact Julie Terrell at 812-251-2044, Keri Murphy at 812-236-5002 or Charity Murphy at 812-870-7190.

Ride for House of Hope

Brotherhood of the Cross, a Christian motorcycle ministry, is hosting a benefit ride and silent auction for House of Hope Rehabilitation Center. The 4th Annual Hope on Wheels will be Saturday, beginning at the House of Hope at 5525 West US 40, Brazil.

The group is accepting monetary donations as well as items for its auction.

There will be a $25 donation to participate in the 100-mile ride. There will be live music all day, silent auction, a blessing of the bikes. Registration begins at 11 a.m., kickstands go up at noon.

Lewis Township Fire 50 years

Starting its operations in 1967, the Lewis Township Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at the fire station, 6440 West Public Road in Coalmont.

A 9/11 memorial will begin at 2:30, with the 50-year celebration starting at 4. The public is invited to celebrate the landmark occasion for present and past members of the fire company and the community it serves.

Union Chapel fish fry

Union Chapel United Methodist Church will host its annual Fish Fry on Saturday, with serving from 4 until 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 5998 West U.S. 36.

The menu will include fish, barbeque, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and drinks. Carry-out will be available. There is a playground adjacent to the shelter house, and there will be free games (weather-permitting) for all to participate in.

Free-will donations will be accepted. Proceeds from this yearís annual fundraiser will be used for community outreach needs and/or projects.

Ride benefits Relay

The 10th annual ride to benefit America Cancer Societyís Wabash Valley Relay for Life will be Saturday, from the Clay County YMCA in Brazil to Moonshine Restaurant in Martinsville, Illinois. Cash only; no checks or credit cards accepted. Registration is $10 per bike starting at 8 a.m. and the ride will begin promptly at 9. Proceeds will benefit the fight against cancer.

For more information, call Carrol Evans at 812-442-0505.

Alzheimerís walk Sunday

The Alzheimerís Association invites Vigo and surrounding county residents to unite in a movement to lead the way to Alzheimerís first survivor by participating in the Alzheimerís Association Walk to End Alzheimerís. The Terre Haute Walk to End Alzheimerís, presented by Statewide Premier Partner Eli Lilly & Company, will take place Sunday at Fairbanks Park Amphitheatre.

To start or join a team, visit To learn more about the disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimerís Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Braun to speak at Republican Club

Mike Braun, Indiana State House of Representatives, District 63, will be the guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Sept. 18 Clay County Republican Club meeting at Kennedy Crossing bingo parlor. The public is invited to attend.

Braun has thrown his hat into the ring challenging U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly.

Koehler is speaker at Democrat meeting

Clay County Democrats will host Clay County Historian Jeff Koehler when they meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Center.

Koehler will give a presentation on Jefferson-Jackson.

There will be a free ham and bean/BBQ dinner. The public is invited to attend.

Library hosting craft

The Brazil Public Library will host a Holiday Paper Pinwheel craft at 6 p.m. Sept. 21.

Adults will make a holiday paper pinwheel wreath.

The cost is $3 and must be pre-paid and registered by Sept. 18. Space is limited. For more information, call 812-448-1981.

Cory Apple Festival

The 48th annual Cory Apple Festival is set for Sept. 22-24.

CRADLES golf scramble

CRADLES of Clay County will host its 4th Annual Golf Scramble on Friday, Sept. 29, at Forest Park Golf Course.

Registration and lunch are at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. There will be a four-person scramble format, and singles, doubles, triples and entire teams may register. There will be contests for longest drive, closest to pin and longest putt.

To register, make a donation or door prize, contact Tyler Fischer (812-201-5816 or or Austin Theimann (812-691-2499 or

Dinners at First Presbyterian

The First Presbyterian Church in Brazil will serve dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday. The free dinners are available to anyone in the community and to-go boxes are available. The church is located at 210 N. Walnut St., Brazil.

First Baptist Kidís Kloset

First Baptist Church Kidís Kloset, 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil, is open most Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call the church office, 812-448-8112, to make an appointment. If no answer, leave a message with a name and number, sizes and gender of each child and the type of clothing they need.

Staunton giveaway

Staunton Christian Klothes Kloset is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month and 2 to 4 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at Staunton Christian Church. The Klothes Kloset is free, and all are welcome. Call Tom and Amy for any questions or emergencies at 812-870-5719.

Tobacco cessation program

The Clay County Health Department offers assistance with tobacco cessation. The department offers an 8-10-week program that features education and support as well as free nicotine patches (prescription required). For more information, call 812-448-9019.

Senior bingo at Towne Park

The public is invited to senior bingo the last Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at Towne Park Assisted Living, 503 S. Murphy Ave., Brazil. The bingo and the snacks are free and there will be many prizes.

Nazarene clothes closet

The Brazil Church of the Nazarene Childrenís Clothes Closet is located at 1002 E National Ave.

To place an order for a needy child, call the church office at 812-446-0371. If no one answers, leave a contact number. Orders are filled as supplies allow and may be picked up during designated church office hours.

The public is also invited to donate gently used childrenís clothing and shoes.

Genealogical Society

The Clay County Genealogy Library in Center Point is open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Society meets every third Tuesday at 1 p.m.; the public is welcome to attend. For additional information, contact volunteers at 812-835-5005 when the library is open.

Church outreach

The Church of the Living Christ Whosoever Will Outreach, 10495 N. Harmony Rd., Harmony, offers food and clothes, as well as a program for those with addiction problems. Pastor Jimmy Brown will be at the church from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Whosoever Will addiction meetings take place at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Sundays.

American Legion Riders

Post 2, American Legion Riders meet each month on the fourth Saturday at the American Legion Brazil Post 2, 10 N. Depot St., Brazil.

They welcome all members and interested motorcycle riders to their meetings at 9 a.m.

If you have a community event for the Clay County Planner, submit it to Pete Wilson at The Brazil Times. Items can be submitted at the office, located 531 E. National Ave., Brazil, or by email at

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